January 27, 2010

Tylenol Arthritis Caplet, Moldy Smell?

IMPORTANT RECALL NEWS: Tylenol's parent company J&J this week expanded their recall of arthritis caplets, after more reports came in from customers about a moldy smell in the caplet's packaging, causing nausea and sickness.

It is a voluntary recall, because of a problem caused by trace amounts of a chemical called 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, used in the packaging and handling of the product but accidentally caused a chemical reaction that brought the unpleasant smell.

Johnson & Johnson reps insist that there are no serious health risks from this issue with the arthritis medicine, and it would only cause short term discomfort if purchased. But they are still seeking to take it off the shelves with a wider recall, hoping to prevent any other arthritis patients from getting a bad dose of medicine. Fore more info on whether you may have the recalled pills, see below:

Tylenol Arthritis Caplet, Moldy Smell?

Johnson & Johnson is expanding their voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Pain Caplets due to consumer reports of a certain moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness. According to a statement posted to the Food and Drug Administration Web site late this past Monday, the New Brunswick, N.J., company is recalling all product lots of Arthritis Pain Caplet 100-count bottles with the red, easy-open cap. Johnson & Johnson had already recalled five lots of the product last month after consumers complained of a peculiar musty, mildew-like odor that triggered nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

Tylenol Arthritis Caplet, Moldy Smell?

Posted at January 27, 2010 6:07 PM